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Jungkook performing in Berlin, October 2018
Native name
Jeon Jung-kook

(1997-09-01) September 1, 1997 (age 21)
Busan, South Korea
ResidenceHannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea[1]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Net worthUSD $8–9 million[2]
AwardsROK Order of Cultural Merit Hwa-gwan (5th Class) ribbon.PNG Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (2018)
Musical career
Years active2013–present
LabelsBig Hit
Associated actsBTS
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeon Jeong-guk
McCune–ReischauerChŏn Jŏngguk
Signature of BTS' Jungkook.svg

Jeon Jung-kook (Hangul전정국; born September 1, 1997), better known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the main vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS.[4] As a songwriter, he has six songs accredited to his name by the Korea Music Copyright Association.[5]

Early life and pre-debut[edit]

Jungkook was born on September 1, 1997 in Busan, South Korea.[4][6][7] His family consists of his mother, father, and two-year older brother.[8][7] He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan, then when he became a trainee transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul.[9] Jungkook initially had dreams of becoming a badminton player when he was young, but after seeing G-Dragon perform "Heartbreaker" on television, it influenced him to want to become a singer.[10][11]

In 2011, Jungkook auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K during its auditions in Daegu.[12] Though he was not selected for the television series, Jungkook received casting offers from seven entertainment companies, but chose to become a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment after seeing RM perform.[12] To work on his dance skills in preparation for his debut, he trained with Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles during the summer of 2012.[13] In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon's "I'm Da One" music video.[14] He also worked as a backup dancer for the disbanded group Glam before his debut.[15] He graduated from Seoul's School of Performing Arts, a high school, in 2017.[9][16] In November 2016 he decided to forgo taking the CSATs, Korea's nationwide university entrance exam, and is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University, along with 5 other BTS members, Suga, RM, Jhope, Jimin, and V.[17]


2013–present: BTS[edit]

On June 12, 2013, Jungkook made his debut as a member of BTS with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool.[18] Under BTS, he released two solo tracks; the first was a pop track entitled "Begin" on the 2016 album Wings, about moving to Seoul to become an idol and meeting BTS members.[19] The second, a future bass track entitled "Euphoria", was originally released as part of a BTS short film entitled "Euphoria: Theme of Love Yourself 起 Wonder"[20] and later on Love Yourself: Answer.[3] Euphoria, co-produced by DJ Swivel, charted at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and charted for 13 weeks on the Gaon Digital Chart.[21][22][23]

Jungkook has also been credited as the main producer on a few of BTS' songs, including "Love is Not Over" and "Magic Shop".[24][25] With the rest of BTS, Jungkook was ordained with the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea on October 25, 2018.[26][27]

2015–present: Solo activities[edit]

In September 2015, he participated in the "One Dream, One Korea" campaign and its corresponding song, a collaboration between multiple Korean artists in memory of the Korean War. The song was released on September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15 of that year.[28]

Jungkook has released various covers of songs from artists such as Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Troye Sivan, and David Guetta.[29] He covered Korean artists as well such as Zion.T, Roy Kim, and Lee Hi.[30]

In 2016, Jungkook was cast in shows the pilot episode of Flower Crew and appeared on Celebrity Bromance.[31][32] He also appeared in the show King of Mask Singer under the name "Fencing Man" competing in episodes 71 and 72, respectively.[33] In December of the same year, he participated in the 2016 KBS Song Festival interpreting the song "I'm a Butterfly", along with other artists forming the "K-Pop 97 Line".[34] In 2018 the Korean musical channel Mnet invited Jungkook to be an honorary director for BTS' comeback show to celebrate the release of the album Love Yourself: Tear. It was his first time directing in an official capacity.[35]

On November 6, 2018, Jungkook performed "We Don't Talk Anymore" with American singer Charlie Puth during the first MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards. Both he and Puth performed with BTS later in the show.[36]

Impact and influence[edit]

In a 2016 survey conducted by Gallup Korea Jungkook was ranked the 20th most preferred idol of the year.[37] In 2017 he came in at 18th in the same survey.[38]

In 2018, Jungkook placed first for 10 weeks in a row for magazine Hi China, ranking the most beloved celebrities in China.[39] In an October 2018 solo live broadcast on Korean streaming service, V Live, Jungkook broke the record of most real-time viewers on the site's history, with more than 3.7 million viewers worldwide.[40] In December 2018, a video of Jungkook singing in his studio was revealed to be the most retweeted tweet in the country that year.[41] In the 2018 survey conducted by Gallup Korea he ranked at 8th most preferred idol of the year.[42]

In January 2019 Jungkook posted in fancafe about using the brand Downy.[43] It led to both two month's worth of product being sold out and the Korean company's stock value raising more than 11% in a day.[44]


Charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Bub.
US World
As lead artist
"Begin" 2016 27 5 Wings
"Euphoria" 2018 11 86 16 9 49 45 5 2 Love Yourself: Answer
"Perfect Christmas"
(with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee, & RM)
2013 45 Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Format Other Notes Ref
2013 "Like A Star" Digital download, streaming with RM [56]
2015 "One Dream One Korea" with various artists [57]
2016 "I Know" with RM [58]
"I'm In Love" with Lady Jane [59]

Writing and production credits[edit]

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[5]

Year Artist Album Song
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool "Outro: Circle Room Cypher"
2015 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 "Outro: Love Is Not Over"
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 "Run"
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever "Dead Leaves"
"Run" (Alternative Mix)
"Love Is Not Over"
"Run" (Ballad Mix)
2018 Love Yourself: Tear "Magic Shop"


Jungkook at the July 2016 Ulsan Summer Festival.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length Director(s) Note Ref.
2013 "Perfect Christmas" 3:45 Unknown with RM, Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, & Jo Hee (8eight) [60]


Year Network Program Role Note(s) Ref.
2016 KBS2 Music Bank Host with Sana (Twice) [61]
MBC Show! Music Core with Jimin [62]
with J-Hope [63]
SBS Flower Crew Cast Member Pilot Episode [31]
MBig TV Celebrity Bromance Season 8 (Ep. 35–39) [32]
2017 MBC Music Show Champion Host N/A [64]

Trailers and short films[edit]

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref.
2016 "Begin #1" 2:35 Yong-seok Choi (Lumpens) [65]


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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Jungkook at Wikimedia Commons